St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 31 (12/31): NHL
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 31, 2022, 9:03:49 PM
|Time||6:00 p.m. EST|
|Wild money line||-130|
|Wild spread||-1.5 (+200)|
|Blues money line||+110|
|Blues spread||+1.5 (-240)|
|Over / under||6|
2021-2022 season stats
|Minnesota Wild||St Louis Blues|
|Road / home record||9-6-1||7-7-2|
|Goals per game||3.00||3.00|
|Goals allowed per game||2.83||3.58|
|Shots per game||35.5||34.7|
|Shots allowed per game||26.5||26.2|
|Over / under record||16-18-1||22-11-3|
The St Louis Blues continue at home and will host the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night at the Enterprise Center. These teams faced each other in playoffs last season and the Blues won the series in 6 games.
Minnesota get here with a 20-13-2 record overall and are 9-6-1 on the road ranking 3rd in the Central Division. Minnesota is 6-3-0 against the Central Division and 20-12-2 overall. The Wild are 17-6-1 in games they score three or more goals.
Joel Eriksson Ek has scored 12 goals with 15 assists for the Wild. Mats Zuccarello has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games.
In their last 10 games the Wild are 7-3-0, averaging three goals, 4.6 assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.
St Louis Blues
The Blues have3 of their last 4 games and are 7-7-2 at home so far this season. St. Louis is 16-16-3 overall with a 4-4-1 record in Central Division games. The Blues have a -21 scoring differential, with 107 total goals scored and 128 conceded.
Jordan Kyrou has 17 goals and 16 assists for the Blues. Pavel Buchnevich has three goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
In their last 10 games the Blues are 5-2-3, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, three penalties and six penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games.
Minnesota are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
Minnesota are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games against St. Louis.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games on the road.
Minnesota are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.St Louis.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of St. Louis' last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 14 games against Minnesota.
St. Louis are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The Wild have been pretty good this season playig very tough defense allowing only 1.8 goals in their last 10 games. The Blues have been struggling in defense and are allowing over 3 goals per game and have lost 5 of their last 7 games at home. The Wild get here in better shape and the Blues will struggle to score against them. Take Minnesota.
PICK: Wild ML (-130)
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